India & Tamil Nadu’s reaction to an article speaks volumes
Posted on August 5th, 2014

THUSHARA AMARAWEERA SRI LANKA

Cartoons about world leaders and politicians are many. Articles against world leaders and politicians are many. Have world leaders and politicians ever reacted like India and Tamil Nadu politicians are currently doing? Most certainly not. It should be an embarrassment to the entirety of India to have behaved in such a manner and it is not the Sri Lankan Government that should be apologizing it is India.

Firstly, how many of those blowing hot and cold have actually read the article? 

Having read the article, all that can be left to say is that it is a damn good article. 

It is raising questions and demanding answers and giving information that has thus far been kept from public domain. 

It is possibly because the article gives the slant towards showing that Tamil Nadu is denting the image of the Indian Prime Minister and his popularity that Tamil Nadu’s immediate response was to hide this truth in the usual manner it handles situations when cornered. Take to the streets and behave in an unruly manner. Can India or Indians deny that the Tamil Nadu state has embarrassed India by its behavior?

It does not take Einstein to realize that Tamil Nadu without the graphic would have been cornered by the article.

The Indian Prime Ministers attention would have been diverted to the environmental aspect that the author had highlighted given that Mr. Modi is very concerned about the environment.

I am not going to waste anyone’s time by evaluating the graphic or the article but it is an article worth reading by everyone who is denigrating the author without reason. She has been unnecessarily targeted for no reason for writing an excellent account of the fishermen and Katchchetivu debate. People should acknowledge her and appreciate her. She does not deserve the type of treatment she is getting given that she is not only an independent writer but she is a writer that does not take money for what she writes. Do we have such people today? 

As for India, for allowing a State to keep an entire county at ransom what is the image India is projecting? Does India want to show the world that anyone writing a line against India will receive the type of reaction Tamil Nadu is showing? Would this encourage good relations with India’s neighbors especially given India’s new policy trend?

If India is going to use the Tamil Nadu state to show the wrong message that Sri Lanka cannot afford to use freedom of expression then India is not showing any signs of maturity. Just imagine what Tamil Nadu would do if an American, Israeli or British writer were to write something against the Chief Minister…. will India allow its citizens to react as they have and stone offices, burn effigies, the national flag and disturb everyone’s lives? 

India should really think about its behavior. Sri Lanka was gracious enough to apologize. What more does India want. What more can Sri Lanka give? It is not that Indians have not been writing ugly pieces against Sri Lanka or its leaders. Tamil Nadu complaining about decorum and diplomatic niceties are placing massive hoardings with President Rajapakse kneeling and begging forgiveness from “AMMA” Jayalalitha… are we to presume these tactics are well received by the Indian Government because nothing has been done to bring these hoardings down?

Everyone has a right to express their opinion. If people do not like it or what was said is wrong they have the freedom to write and respond placing their views. People will judge for themselves. 

It is time that India stops future Tamil Nadu theatrics. It is time for India to now apologize to Sri Lanka and the author in question.

THUSHARA AMARAWEERA

SRI LANKA

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/08/02/how-meaningful-are-jayalalithas-love-letters-to-narendra-modi/

5 Responses to “India & Tamil Nadu’s reaction to an article speaks volumes”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Truth hurts.

    It is the TRUTH in the article that hurt Tamils. They know Modi govt. is the ONLY govt. that doesn’t give a flying fart about Tamils. Tamils didn’t vote for Modi and now DEAD CURRENCY.

    They think by making an issue of no issue they can become IMPORTANT again.

    But MOD of SL did worse. Why did they apologize for nothing? There is nothing to apologize. defence.lk website carries a DISCLAIMER – the opinions expressed are that of the writers and MOD does not necessarily agree.

    Now the president (MR) wants a report on this! This is a joke. Let the matter end.

  2. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Karunanidhi is not the only politician to have two wives. late K.Kalimuthu of AIADMK had two “wives” also. He used to be a minister when the late M. G. Ramachandran was the chief minister.

    M. G. Ramachandran broke away from DMK and started the AIADMK in the early 1970s because of differences with DMK President Karunanidhi. K.Kalimuthu also quit DMK and joined AIADMK. It caused an unenviable situation in the home front. One of his wives supported his chosen leader M. G. Ramachandran but the other wife was an ardent follower of Karunanidhi. Wonder how she voted during the election! Did she vote for her husband or his DMK opponent chosen by Karunanidhi?

    The first Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, maternal grandfather of Rajiv Gandhi, had an affair with Edwina Mountbatten and several others including Mridula Sarabhai, Padmaja Naidu, and Shraddha Mata.

    GHIYASUDDIN GHAZI’s (Name changed to GANGA DHAR to escape British army) son was MOTI LAL NEHRU
    MOTILAL married and his first wife and son died at childbirth.
    MOTILAL and his second wife THUSSU (name changed to SWAROOP RANI) had three children
    THUSSU’s first chlild JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU (he was circumcised) was fathered by MOBARAK ALI ‘s (Motilal’s Boss)
    MOTILAL and THUSSU had two daughters NAN (also known as Vijaya Lakshmi) & KRISHNA
    MOTILAL had also two sons out of two Muslim wives – SHEIK ABDULLA & SYUD HUSSAIN
    VIJAYA LAKSHMI eloped with SYUD HUSSAIN (half brother and sister) and had a girl CHANDRALEKHA
    VIJAYALAKSHMI MARRIED R.S. PANDIT and had two more girls NAYANTARA & RITA
    JAWAHARLAL NEHRU married KAMALA KAUL (marriage never consummated)
    Jawaharlal Nehru had many affairs and at the end died of Tertiary Syphilis-Aortic Aneurysm
    KAMALA KAUL had an affair with MANZUR ALI (who is son of Mobark Ali who fathered Nehru also) and their daughter is INDIRA PRIYADARSINI NEHRU
    KAMALA KAUL had an affair with FEROZ KHAN (son of Nawab Khan who supplied liquor to their house) but no children
    INDIRA was found in the bed with her GERMAN TEACHER at Shantiniketan
    INDIRA PRIYADARSINI nikhahed as per Islamic rites FEROZ KHAN after converting herself to Islam. Her new name was MAIMUNA BEGUM and both had changed their name to fool the public of India on the advice of Gandhi by an affidavit in a court to INDIRA GANDHI and FEROZ GANDHI
    INDIRA and FEROZ had one son by name RAJIV GANDHI (as per Islamic rites he was circumcised)
    INDIRA had an affair with MOHAMMED YOUNUS and had a second son SANJIV GANDHI (later the name changed to SANJAY GANDHI to escape prosecution in UK for car theft. He was circumcised as per Islamic rites)
    INDIRA had an affair with M.O. MATHAI (Nehru’s steno) and a son was aborted
    INDIRA had an affair with DHIRENDRA BRAMMACHARI but no children
    INDIRA had an affair with DHINESH SINGH but no children
    FEROZ had an affair with TARAKESWARI SINHA
    FEROZ had an affair with MEHMUNA SULTANA
    FEROZ had an affair with SUBHADRA JOSHI and many others.
    RAJIV GANDHI converted to a Christian Catholic and changed the name to ROBERTO and married the Italian Catholic Christian by name SONIA MAINO and had one daughter and one son by name BIANKA and RAUL. For the Indian public these names are presented as PRIANKA and RAHUL.

  3. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Jawahar Lal Nehru got only one vote and Sardar Patel got 14 Votes in Congress Committee election for for Prime Minster. When Sardar Patel won the Working Committee election is was very much sure that Sardar Patel would be the PM of the Country, So Nehru blackmailed the Gandhi, if he would not become the PM then he would split Congress, then Gandhi got scared if Congress would split then British will not leave India Gandhi asked Sardar Patel to quit.
    This is how Jawahar Lal Nehru became the Prime Minister of India.

  4. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Jayalalitha claimed so many times that she is proud of her long liaison with MGR, and she suggested several times that MGR always liked her best. And Jayalalitha said at several occasions, MGR meant for her – whom he personally brought into politics and helped groom to become one of the highest-ranking members of his party – to be his political heir.

  5. veediyabandara Says:

    Nalliah, Thank you so much for all the information. What a colourful history.

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